Edinburgh drivers warned as Highland Show triggers huge queues in weekend traffic

Huge queues were pictured on the M9
-Credit: (Image: Traffic Scotland)

Huge queues were spotted on the M9 on Saturday morning as the Royal Highland Show continues.

Opening for its third day, traffic had already started to build at around 8.45am with queues tailing back near Newbridge.

Drivers have been warned to leave plenty of time to avoid long waiting times as ticket holders get ready for another day at the Royal Highland Show.

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Traffic Scotland wrote on X, formally known as Twitter, on Saturday morning at around 8.45am: "Traffic starting to build this morning Southbound on the #M9 slip at Newbridge."

We previously reported on Wednesday people were stuck in queues for 50 minutes to get from Newbridge to Edinburgh Airport.

On their website, they have said: "Doors open from 7am and the event finishes at 8pm each day, except Sunday, when it finishes at 6pm. Traffic in and around Ingliston will be busy. We expect heavy traffic, particularly on the A90, A720, M8 and M90 as well as local routes. Visit the Edinburgh Council website for details on road closures."

Edinburgh Airport issued a warning to those travelling to the airport and are encouraging customers to use the trams.

They said: "Roads near the airport will be busier than usual when thousands of people make their way to Ingliston for the Royal Highland Show between June 20 and June 24.

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"We're encouraging passengers to leave extra time for their journeys as the Highland Show, combined with the busy summer holiday period at the airport, means there may be some queueing traffic on routes around the airport - particularly in the west of the city.

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"It's also well worth considering public transport as an option to help cut journey times down, with fantastic tram and bus connections to and from the airport."